Patrons: Babette Rothschild & Divine Charura

Tel. 01530 560921



Registered Charity No. 1082850                             Page updated: 8th May 2018

Who we are


We are a team of professional counsellors and therapists who volunteer time freely to The Haven. The counsellors come from many differing theoretical and experiential backgrounds.  They are individually accredited or working towards accreditation with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).


As an organisation The Haven is accredited by ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).


Counsellors and clients come from a wide area throughout the region covering Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.


All therapeutic work is professionally supervised. All our team are DBS checked.


The Haven is overseen by voluntary Trustees and is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.


Patron: Babette Rothschild


Babette Rothschild has a background in Clinical Social Work, has practiced as a psychotherapist since 1976 and as a teacher and trainer since 1992.

She trained in Body psychotherapy at the Biodynamic Institute in Denmark and has also trained in various humanistic psychotherapies.

Babette resides in Los Angeles, but travels extensively to teach, supervise and offer consultancy.


She is the author of five books,

  • The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment;
  • The Body Remembers CASEBOOK: Unifying Methods and Models in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD;
  • Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma;
  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery;
  • Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide.


She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and trains psychotherapists globally.


Patron: Divine Charura


Divine Charura is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Leeds Metropolitan University.

He also works as a UKCP Registered Adult Psychotherapist for the Leeds and York Partnership Mental Health Foundation Trust (NHS).


His training is in Person-centred Psychotherapy as well as in Family and Systemic Practice. He has years of working experience in varied diverse psychiatric, clinical and therapeutic settings. His psychotherapeutic interest is the exploration of the therapeutic relationship when working with complex psychological distress, discrimination, difference/diversity, culture, relationships and their impact on mental health.


Divine has written book chapters and presented psychotherapy and counselling papers at different national conferences. He has recently co-authored a book on the Therapeutic Relationship from a relational perspective and is co-editing a Handbook on the Therapeutic Relationship. Divine is a lover of photography, food, art, music and outdoor pursuits.